Why You May Need To Replace Your Regular Baby Oil

Why You May Need To Replace Your Regular Baby Oil

3 Oct 2022 | 4 min Read

Reema Shah

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Baby oil is widely used in many households after the birth of a newborn. Not only does it care for sensitive baby skin, but it also keeps the skin moisturised and nourished. It is an essential product used to massage a newborn. However, some baby oil ingredients like mineral oils, synthetic colours and other harmful chemicals found in certain baby oils on the market can irritate your baby’s skin.

Read on to find out if you are using a baby-safe oil and what ingredients should you avoid and why you should #LablePadhoMom while picking a baby oil for your little one.

What Is Baby Oil?

Baby oil is a clear, moisturising liquid which helps to soothe and smoothen delicate baby skin. It is usually used after a bath and is also widely used for massaging a baby’s body.

What Baby Oil Ingredients Are Recommended?

Here are some ingredients that you should look for in baby oil as they are packed with many benefits- 

Organic Almond Oil – This oil is derived from cold pressed almonds and nourishes and softens the baby’s skin. It does not clog the pores of the skin

Moringa Oil – Moringa oil has a high content of vitamins a, c and e and is nutrient dense. It is packed with natural antioxidants and minerals and protects the baby’s skin from rashes, eczema and other skin diseases.

Avocado Oil – Infants are prone to newborn peeling skin and avocado oil provides the hydration the baby’s skin needs to heal itself. It nourishes and moisturises the baby’s delicate skin.

Organic Saffron Oil – Saffron oil has moisture-absorbing properties which keep the baby’s skin radiant. It is also packed with antioxidants and cleanses the baby’s skin while giving it a natural glow.

Vitamin E – Vitamin E oil is a powerful antioxidant which protects the skin against irritating factors that cause dry, rough or flaky skin in babies. It also nourishes and protects the baby’s skin against any sun damage.

Organic Sesame Oil – This oil effectively moisturises the baby’s skin and is packed with antioxidants that help to restore all the moisture and keeps your baby’s skin soft and plum. It also has antibacterial properties.

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One of the baby oil ingredients to look for include moringa which is derived from the nutrient-dense trees / Image credit – Canva

Ingredients To Avoid In A Baby Oil

If your baby’s oil contains these ingredients, it’s time for you to change your baby oil-

Toxins – They can cause respiratory issues and also cause skin irritation.
Paraben – They can cause skin irritation in babies
Butylated hydroxytoluene(BHT) – They might cause skin allergies
Synthetic Colour – They can cause allergic reactions in babies
Preservatives – Its repeated use can cause harm to the baby’s skin barrier
Mineral Oil – It can clog the skin pores and hurts normal cell development –
Synthetic Fragrances – They can easily irritate the baby’s skin

Why Pick BabyChakra’s Nourishing Baby Massage Oil?

Paediatricians recommend massaging your newborn baby daily for his/her psychosocial development and overall healthy growth. The massage provides positive stimulation while helping the baby relax.

However, the oil you choose for massaging your baby is equally important as the massage itself. The right baby oil helps to strengthen not just your baby’s bones and muscles but also benefits their skin. Your newborn baby’s skin is very sensitive and fragile and it changes every day. Hence, it’s important to pick the right massage oil for your baby’s delicate skin.

BabyChakra’s Nourishing Baby Massage Oil is formulated with all-natural ingredients and contains no artificial fragrances at all. It has a blend of organic & 100% natural oils like moringa along with avocado, organic sesame, almond and organic saffron that help to deeply nourish and protect your baby’s skin. 

It also has wound-healing, soothing and anti-inflammatory properties that strengthen the baby’s skin barrier. Plus, it is dermatologically tested to be completely safe for your baby’s skin. This massage oil is toxin-free and contains no synthetic fragrances or nasties at all.

If your regular baby oil has any harmful ingredients, discontinue its use and some of them have long-term harmful effects. #LablePadhoMom before you pick one for your baby.

Cover Image credit – Canva



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